Caring for local people and communities

Helping local communities develop and thrive.

Real value for societies

Wherever we work in the world, we bring economic benefits – by employing people, buying goods and services, paying local taxes and royalties, and investing in infrastructure.

Through engagement with local communities, we build and maintain long-standing relationships with stakeholders, making sure the work we do leaves a positive impact. Dealing openly and being transparent with our stakeholders is essential if we are to keep our social licence and continue bringing natural stone to the world.

Promoting self-sufficiency

To deliver long-term value for local communities, our work needs to contribute to initiatives beyond our direct economic impacts. We support programmes that improve the lives and livelihoods of people by developing local enterprises and improving essential services like schools, healthcare, water supplies and roads.

UN Human Rights Principles

We protect and promote the human rights of our people and local communities.

We always comply with the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, UN Global Compact, International Labour Organization Core Conventions and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.